Glimpses of a low carbon future amid Port Kembla’s coal and steel

For South Coast Labour Council secretary Arthur Rorris, intensifying debate over what a low-carbon future may mean for Australia’s industrial centres is a signal the rest of the country may finally have caught up with the Illawarra.

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Old King Coal

In Spain, the government has made a deal with unions to shut down the coal industry. In the USA, Trump promised miners he would save their jobs but didn’t deliver. Now Biden is pushing renewables at the expense of fossil fuels

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How solar developments can help regenerate regional Australia

As a former farmer and now hobby cattle farmer who has struggled through multiple droughts and ever changing rainfall patterns, I am acutely aware of concerns over the future sustainability of farming in this country.

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Wind farm overlooking closed Hazelwood coal plant seeks public approval

Plans to develop a 33 turbine, up to 200MW wind farm overlooking the site of the former Hazelwood coal-fired power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley have been put on public exhibition, as part of the project’s planning approval process.

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India’s wicked problem: how to loosen its grip on coal while not abandoning the millions who depend on it

India is the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and its transition to a low-carbon economy is crucial to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. But unfortunately, the nation is still clinging firmly to coal.

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Campaigners hail end of opencast coalmines in UK after latest victory

Campaigners are hailing the end of opencast coal mining in Britain after a long battle to see off the final applications for new mines in former coal heartlands.

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Bangladesh scraps 10 coal-fired power plants

Bangladesh announced Sunday that it has scrapped at least 10 major coal-fired power plants as it seeks to scale up its power generation from renewable energy sources.

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Queensland commits $2bn to boost local renewable energy jobs

Queensland will spend $2bn to boost renewable energy jobs, with the premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, describing the announcement as a “watershed moment” for the state’s economic development.

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IEEFA: IEA’s net zero emissions by 2050 maps the huge increase in global ambition

Collective global government and corporate pledges, accelerating financial flows and straight economic gains make this a necessary, realistic and achievable outcome

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An opportunity not to be wasted

Throughout 2021 we will host a series of articles by Granville Taylor describing a concept that the Hunter Valley can become a world class Centre for Waste Management and Recycling as the region commences further diversification of the economy.

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